Find out how you can beat the price surge for Christmas flights to Hong Kong.
Whether you’re planning to experience Disney Hong Kong’s glittery Christmas, want to tour the city or are simply visiting family and friends, Christmas is a spectacular time to be in Hong Kong.
But with hordes of travellers heading to Asia’s World City, it’s natural for the flight fares to skyrocket.
Here’s how you can catch a cheap Christmas flight with the right tips, holiday deals and a carefully timed travel strategy.
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When’s the best time to book Christmas flights to Hong Kong?
According to Skyscanner, most savings on flights to Hong Kong come around five months prior to departure. By booking this far in advance, you stand to save up to 12% on flights.
If you missed these early offers, don’t despair. For Christmas bookings, you can save up to9% by booking three months in advance in September. Aim to purchase your seat by end of October however as this is when prices start to head upward.
If you depart on or before 15 December, you can save more on your fare. This is ideally suited to those who plan to stay in Hong Kong for an extended period. To save even more, plan to return from 2 January onwards when return fares start falling.
Tips and tricks to getting cheap Christmas flights to Hong Kong
Try these simple tips to find a price that suits your budget:
- Travel on the Christmas Day: If you don’t need to be in Hong Kong on 25 December or are flexible with your holiday dates, travel on Christmas or New Year’s Day. Most travellers avoid these festive dates and travel a few days earlier or later, which makes flight prices considerably lower.
- Have flexible timings: Steer clear of travelling during the peak business hours as these come with peak prices. Choose the first flight of the day or the very last, for example.
- Choose budget airlines: Several well-known airlines like Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines fly from Australia to Hong Kong but at a cost. To keep to budget, choose their low-cost alternatives such as Scoot, Air China, China Airlines, China Eastern, and Hong Kong Airlines for lower flight rates. These generally include one or more stopovers en-route to Hong Kong.